Release date: Q3 2016.

Release date ≈ Q3 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 60,959 user samples
34,353 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 3.5TB free
Worst Bench: 52% 2.5TB free
Poor: 52% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 64th / 1015
26,606 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 39% 827GB free
Poor: 39% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 162nd / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
82.4 % Faster effective speed.
64.8 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
143 MB/s Much faster read speed.
88.2 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
126 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
117 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.66 MB/s 1.43 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.85 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
0.77 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
65.1 MB/s 65.6 MB/s +1%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.73 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
0.1 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
145 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
138 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
187 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
135 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
169 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
150 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.7 MB/s 2 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.2 MB/s 2.92 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
77.2 MB/s +1% 76.3 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
0.6 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
187 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
176 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 53,513,139 HDDs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.12 % 0.19 % Much higher market share.
Value For Money
57.9 % Better value.
48.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
57 % More popular.
50 %
Price (score)
$114 $80 Cheaper.
93 Months 81+ Months More recent.

Just died after 3 month of unstable work. [Mar '20 psyhoGK]


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